Re: Jim Kirk, "Superman"
If I recall correctly, "Mind-Sifter" was written by a Nasa engineer; Jesco von Put-something...I also had all these books as they came out as a kid, Blish (Didn't his wife finish the adaptations-10-11-12?), Foster, et al.
Damn The Romans!--Leto II, God Emperor, to His Memories (Frank Herbert)
You're not the Devil, and I'm no angel; we are simply two minds in contention. Do what you must, but not with him [Uncle Rogi]--Atoning Unifex to newborn Fury (Julian May)